Operator Certificate of Professional Competence
The granting of an application for a Goods Vehicle Operator Licence is dependent upon either the applicant or the designated Transport Manager being the holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage. The demonstration of competence is measured by passing examinations set by awarding bodies approved by the Department for Transport and meeting EU Regulation 1071/2009.
The examination is set at Level 3 (equivalent to A level) covering both aspects of business managment and transport operations.
The structure of the examination is a 2 hour multiple choice question paper followed by a 2 hour written paper, based on a given scenario.
Both question papers cover National and International topics.
The CPC CPC Road Haulage which covers both National and International is a rquirement for all Operator Licence applications even for those operators applying for a Standard National Operators Licence.
Existing National CPC holders who need to upgrade to International CPC status will be ale to take advantage of an exemption allowing them to sit an International only examination paper. This will only be available until December 2013, after which time the new International CPC will be required. The upgrade is only available to holders of a National CPC obtained after June 1999.
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